Etta Express Win + New Marietta Police Chief + MCS Supt Search


Hi there. It’s me, Christopher Schmitt, your host of the Marietta Daily. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening these days in town…

First, today’s weather forecast:

Sunny and pleasant. High: 80 Low: 52.

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Here are today’s top stories at Marietta:

  1. The Etta Express won its first NCAA Division III baseball championship game. They shut out Catholic University 7-0 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Marietta College)
  2. After passing the civil service test well, Katherine Warden was named Marietta’s next police chief. His swearing in is scheduled for Monday, June 6. (WTAP)
  3. The Marietta City School System is looking for a new superintendent. The school board seeks input from the community. (WTAP)
  4. Washington County is set to receive more than $5 million due to Ohio’s passage of House Bill 687. (Harmar Village Facebook)
  5. The Ohio House has passed a resolution to put the Canadian nation on a religious freedom watch list. This is due to their repeated violations of religious rights during the pandemic. (State News)

Today in Marietta:

  • The dragon boat begins for men and women (9:00 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Harmar Village – Marietta, Ohio: “Scheduled for Wash. Co. On June 3, 2022, House Bill 687 was approved by the Ohio Legislature and is expected to be signed by Governor DeWine. As a result, Washington County is set to receive $5.185 million for the following: ¯ Barker…” (Harmar Village – Marietta, Ohio via Facebook)
  • The Castle – Marietta, Oh: “We love that photographers and local residents like to use the beautiful grounds of the castle as a backdrop for their photos! FYI: there is no charge for taking photos outside or even just walking around to enjoy the landscaping at all times…” (Le Château – Marietta, Oh via Facebook)
  • Marietta/Belpre Health Department: “With summer vacation fast approaching and kids wanting to spend every second outdoors, having a properly fitting helmet is crucial! Lucky you! MBHD can fit your kids If your child needs a helmet or is equipped to sur…” (Marietta/Belpre Health Department via Facebook)
  • Washington County Health Department: “Washington County is a cyclist’s paradise with multiple trail systems. Marietta Unit US Forest Service – Wayne National Forest is the region’s most rugged and largest concentration of trails. The Wayne is home to 80 miles of trails on 64,000 a…” (Washington County Health Department via Facebook)
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Marietta, Ohio: “On May 31, 2022, Deputy Tucker responded to Meadowbrook Drive, Waterford Township, due to a possible domestic situation. Athena Messer said her husband, Aaron Madden, barricaded himself in a room. Contact was made with Madden, and he was…” (Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Marietta, Ohio via Facebook)
  • Marietta/Belpre Health Department: “Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month! Alzheimer’s disease can begin to appear sooner or later in life. Here are some possible signs and symptoms of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is different for everyone, but if it’s not normal, be…” (Marietta/Belpre Department of Health via Facebook)
  • The Castle – Marietta, Oh: “Space is limited and pre-registration is required by June 17.” (The Castle – Marietta, Oh via Facebook)
  • Washington County Health Department: “Celebrate National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month by visiting our great local markets! River City Farmers Market Saturday 8am-noon Farmer’s Market Beverly Waterford Second Friday 5pm-7pm Stacy Family Farm Hucks Farm Market Witt…” (Washington County Health Department via Facebook)

You are now in the loop and ready to start this Saturday on the right foot. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with another update!

Christopher Schmitt

About me: Hi, I’m the Community Editor for I have lived in Marietta most of my life. I graduated from Ohio University’s EW Scripps School of Journalism in 2014. I wrote for a community newspaper before moving to New York to be a national correspondent for IHeartRadio. I look forward to bringing my experience home and providing Marietta with the exceptional journalism she deserves. You can email me at [email protected] or call me at 740-516-4969.

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